Is Ken Maynard Living or Dead?

Has American actor and stunt performer Ken Maynard died? Or is he still alive?

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American actor and stunt performer

Ken Maynard is ...

Born 21 Jul 1895 in Vevay
Died 23 Mar 1973 in Woodland Hills
Age77 years, 8 months
Ken Maynard
Ken Maynard
Lobby card for the 1933 film The Fiddlin' Buckaroo. Pictured are Ken Maynard and his horse, Tarzan.I couldn't read the text at lower left of the card, so renewal searches were done in both film and artwork for the years 1960 and 1961. There were no listings for the title in film nor any for "Universal" in artwork. There's no evidence of the film and its related items still under copyright.

About Ken Maynard

Kenneth Olin Maynard (July 21, 1895 – March 23, 1973) was an American motion picture stuntman and actor. He appeared in more than 90 films over 20 years with his white cowboy hat, fancy shirt, and a pair of six-shooters.


Maynard died of stomach cancer in 1973 at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills, California. He was interred at Forest Lawn Cypress Cemetery in Cypress, California. Maynard's funeral is described in detail in James Horwitz's book They Went Thataway.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Ken Maynard has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Blvd.